Event - Weobley Ploughing Match

24 September 2016

Class 1 made some very good decorated handprints to enter into a class at Weobley ploughing match.

Linked into the current topic of colours, and the imminent arrival of Autumn, we decided to think about Autumn trees. We started with a brown handprint to represent the branches of a tree. We looked at books and images on the internet to think about the different colours that we could see on a tree during the year – pink blossom in the spring, all shades of green in the summer leaves, and orange, yellow, red and brown in the autumn before the leaves tumble to the ground.

We went out into the school orchard to collect twigs that we could use to make the tree trunk. Then we collected some of the fallen leaves to stick onto our finger ‘branches’. We had lots of fun making the pictures, although there was a lot of glue!

On the day of the ploughing match, all of our ‘Autumn trees’ had been displayed. It was very exciting to find out that some of the children had won prizes for their work!

There were also all sorts of tractors to look at. Some of them were brand new and others were over 75 years old! One farmer had brought in lots of old tools and farm equipment to look at. It was interesting to think about how people and animals used to do most of the work on the farm, but now it is done mainly by machinery. There was also some ploughing being done by some horses. The horses were huge, but listened well to the farmer to plough in very straight lines, and stand still when they were told to.

We were very pleased with the children’s interest in the project and Mr Wilson presented certificates and even a trophy in our Monday morning assembly to some very lucky participants.

Mr Wilson presented the certificates.
Lots of visitors at the show enjoyed looking at our art work.

Some of the children visited the show with their parents.